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Report: Bowe Bergdahl’s father was working on raising a $10 million ransom for his son
Hot Air ^ | 6-27-2014 | Allahpundit

Posted on 06/27/2014 8:36:19 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

So there was a ransom in the works. Fox News heard whispers about that soon after Bergdahl was released. So did the Free Beacon, from an intel official who speculated that a criminal syndicate like the Haqqani Network would have been much more interested in cash than prisoners.

If you believe BuzzFeed, though, it wasn’t the U.S. government that was considering a ransom, it was Bergdahl’s father. And it’s unclear if it was a pipe dream or something he might have actually pulled off.

Also, Bergdahl’s parents reportedly had “extraordinary insider access” to the military’s hunt for their son, replete with video conferences involving senior commanders and White House and State Department officials. Hard to believe Bergdahl’s father wouldn’t have mentioned the ransom option to his government liaisons at any point, especially given the potential risk to his son from any miscommunications.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; taliban; talibanbowe
Spin, spin, spin.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 8:36:19 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

The Administration narrative is being constructed complete with trial balloons.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 8:38:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Citizen Zed

Right. I don’t believe this for one second.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Citizen Zed

WHAT A LIE!!!!! Maybe he was raising money to ARM the Taliban!!


4 posted on 06/27/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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